[ dih-kot-uh-muhs ]
/ dɪˈkɒt ə məs /
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divided or dividing into two parts.
of or relating to dichotomy.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dichotomous
di·chot·o·mous·ly, adverbdi·chot·o·mous·ness, nounnon·di·chot·o·mous, adjectivenon·di·chot·o·mous·ly, adverb
un·di·chot·o·mous, adjectiveun·di·chot·o·mous·ly, adverb
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How to use dichotomous in a sentence
Plant-body a dichotomously branching thallus, terrestrial or aquatic.
From each nodal-point (between every three meshes) arises a bristle-shaped radial spine, which is dichotomously branched.
The distal ends of the feet bear three or four much larger and stouter branches, which are again dichotomously branched.
The distal ends of the feet are dichotomously branched, with stouter simple fork-branches.
Terminal coronets irregularly dichotomously branched, with twelve to sixteen spinulate fingers.